The aim of the WH Bryan Scholarship is to advance the understanding of Queensland Earth Sciences by addressing a globally significant problem leading to impactful outcomes, with the supported project to be led by an outstanding PhD candidate.
The Scholarship commemorates the legacy of Professor WH Bryan MC, who made many fundamental, impactful and diverse contributions to the geology of Queensland, tertiary education, and societal wellbeing.
The Scholarship is aligned with the educational focus of The Bryan Foundation and endeavours to support and empower people through education.
The topics of investigation are expected to be wide-ranging and consistent with the diverse areas of research and impacts achieved by Professor WH Bryan MC during his lengthy career that spanned over 50 years.
The successful candidate must be hosted at one of the three tertiary institutions in Queensland that teach/research in Earth Sciences, being The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and James Cook University.
The Scholarship is available to domestic or international students meeting the entry requirements for the PhD programs at one of the eligible institutions, with the aim of supporting developing researchers in obtaining a highly valued research experience in Queensland.
The WH Bryan Scholarship is to support a new student and project. Students that have already received or accepted a PhD scholarship offer, and/or who have already enrolled in, or commenced a PhD program, will not be eligible.
Full details on applicant eligibility are provided in the application guidelines.
Applications will be assessed on four criteria:
Full details on funding exclusions are provided in the application guidelines below.
The timeline for the 2023 WH Bryan PhD Scholarship is:
* Australian Eastern Standard Time.
Each application must be submitted by the principal supervisor at the eligible host institution.
Applications submitted directly by PhD candidates WILL NOT be accepted.
Each application is to include information on:
2) Project description
3) Supervisory team
4) Research environment
Applications will be assessed by an independent panel of experts comprising Adjunct Professors David Gust and Rodney Holcombe, and Honorary Professor John Jell AM who was a former student of WH Bryan.
Please see the application guidelines below for full details.